Punta Cana is the major resort and tourist area of the Dominican Republic, and a top Caribbean vacation destination.  As such, the culture is generally relaxed and almost entirely geared toward tourists.  If you want to immerse yourself in the true culture of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana would probably not be your first choice.  However, if you want a fun vacation destination with white sandy beaches and luxurious all-inclusive resorts (there are about 40-50 AI resorts along a 25-mile stretch of beach) and a Caribbean atmosphere, Punta Cana is a great choice.  It’s said to be slightly cheaper than many other Caribbean destinations as well.  Punta Cana is relatively secluded, with nothing one could really call a “town,” but the beaches are known for their beauty, and it is the feeling of being isolated from the world that keeps so many tourists coming back to Punta Cana.  Punta Cana has a bit more of a European feel (topless beaches, for example) to it than other parts of the Caribbean, and many staff members at the hotels might speak broken English (Spanish is the primary language), although it has been becoming somewhat more “Globalized” in recent years.